Top Big 12 football QB prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft

Spencer Rattler, Big 12 Football (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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Spencer Rattler, Big 12 Football
Spencer Rattler, Big 12 Football (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) /

The 2021 NFL Draft just came and went, and Big 12 football programs did play a prominent role in how the seven rounds shook out. The Texas Longhorns had five players selected in the seven rounds of the draft. Other Big 12 programs such as the Oklahoma Sooners had five, and the Oklahoma State Cowboys had four.

There was at least one draft pick from other Big 12 schools such as the Texas Tech Red Raiders, TCU Horned Frogs, and Baylor Bears, in this class. The first Big 12 draft pick this year was former Oklahoma State offensive tackle, who landed with the Chicago Bears 39th overall in the second round.

The three other second-round draft picks among Big 12 prospects were TCU safety Trevon Moehrig (43rd overall, Las Vegas Raiders), Texas offensive tackle Samuel Cosmi (51st overall, Washington Football Team), and Oklahoma center Creed Humphrey (63rd overall, Kansas City Chiefs).

Big 12 football outlook for the 2022 NFL Draft

Maybe the 2022 NFL Draft will be the return of the Big 12 to the first round. Usually, a program like one of the Oklahoma schools or Texas is able to front at least one first-round pick for the Big 12, but that wasn’t the case this year.

One particularly strong position group out of the Big 12, as it appears now, early on for the 2022 draft class is at quarterback. The Big 12 tends to produce a large quantity of NFL-caliber talent at the quarterback position thanks to the high-flying offenses it boasts.

Here’s a look into the three top early quarterback prospects out of the Big 12 for the 2022 draft.